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Exhibitions


Plamen Dejanoff

plamen. literatur kunst leben

30 October 2015 to 29 November 2015
Belvedere 21Belvedere
The Czechoslovakian literature magazine plamen (Eng.: flame) with the subtitle literatura umní život (Literature Art Life), which Dejanoff repeatedly appropriates artistically, takes center stage of this only minimally expanded second exhibition by Plamen Dejanoff.
The name of the periodical, which was published in Prague in the 1960s, is stylized in a reverse branding process into Dejanoff’s own artistic trademark: the artist translates the significant graphic design of select magazine covers into atmospheric wall objects in bronze (which can be seen in the first exhibition as teasers). The appropriation reaches its climax with a new issue of plamen, which is presented in the exhibition alongside historical editions and is also a stand-alone work, which functions as a catalogue of the exhibition.

By overlapping, the two groups of works — plamen. literatur kunst leben and Foundation Requirements — convey a multipolar oeuvre, which oscillates between socially engaged Conceptual Art, Appropriation Art, and Pop Art.

Curated by Maximilian Geymüller.

The exhibition Plamen Dejanoff – plamen. literatur kunst leben and the exhibition Plamen Dejanoff – Foundation Requirements and realised in collaboration with the Ursula Blickle Stiftung, Kraichtal, Germany.